Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are never going to fight. In these uncertain times, that is the one certain thing. Still, people ask both men about each other. People wonder through hundreds and thousands of words if and when they will fight. Television personalities discuss which man’s legacy would be impacted more by a fight that will never happen.
It is pointless, but fun. It speaks to the popularity of both fighters. Just this week McGregor packed Madison Square Garden and became the first person to hold belts in two UFC weight classes at once. The next day TMZ asked Mayweather about the fight and Floyd said he had no idea there was a fight. Or that Conor McGregor was the Floyd Mayweather of MMA. He then listed his resume. It’s a pretty good resume!
A few days later TMZ shared some videos of McGregor talking about Mayweather. Here he is ignoring the TMZ guy for a few minutes before giving a perfect soundbyte.
Even when he doesn’t have time, he still gives a great quote. When he does have time, he offers to box Mayweather for $100 million because Floyd is afraid of a “real fight.”
Good stuff. Make no mistake, it is in both men’s best interest to continue talking about the other. No matter how little it actually means. The fight will never happen. But Mayweather remains relevant should he ever want to come out of a boxer’s version of retirement. McGregor continues to gain legitimacy in the eyes of the mythical “casual fan.” It’s great for business. And TMZ is going to continue to lead the charge because their UFC stuff does good traffic. A look through the TMZ Sports YouTube page shows that UFC content crushes regular sports stuff and Floyd and Conor do the best. So don’t expect them to stop asking. And don’t expect people to stop talking about their answers. Even though the ultimate answer will always be “no.”